Women in the UK are half as likely as men to set up their own business.

They face a range of gender specific barriers such as lack of finance, lack of childcare and lack of confidence. Women and men also tend to set up business for different reasons.

For this imbalance to be addressed it is important that these different needs are taken into account and that gender lensed services and materials are introduced.

Reportage photograph. Interior. Woman and man sitting side-by-side who are facing towards the left. The woman is reading through a booklet about Chwarae Teg's Exemplar Employer award.


Role Models

Read the stories of some of enterprises started by women in Wales